modus operandi

[ moh-duh s op-uh-ran-dee, -dahy; Latin moh-doos oh-pe-rahn-dee ]SEE DEFINITION OF modus operandi
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But he had also done a great thing for exploration in changing the modus operandi.

But brilliant as the idea might be, the difficulty was in the modus operandi.

His modus operandi is similar to that of Borckenhagen in its main features.

Yet the question of its modus operandi is still undetermined.

Nothing could be more absurd than the modus operandi of your missionary.

The modus operandi of this scheme is as simple as it is satisfactory.

The following anecdote will give an idea of their modus operandi.

We need not explain to the gifted reader the modus operandi.

The modus operandi is exactly the same as for the larger game.

Their modus operandi, covering a wide range, is always boisterous.

WORD ORIGIN

"way of doing or accomplishing," 1650s, Latin, literally "mode of operating" (see modus). Abbreviation m.o. is attested from 1955.

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